Saturday, September 09, 2006

In your view, what was the Crocodile Hunter's contribution to conservation and the world betterment?

7 Comments:

Blogger L>T said...

Being an entertainer in the public eye gives a person a voice to do some good for the causes they feel strongly about. I didn't watch the show much myself...but off the top of my head i would say his excitment about animals & the stunts he did with them maybe in peoples minds brought animals & humans closer together. (the idea that we CAN coexist together)

As far as how sincere he was & how much money & time he put into conservation. I'm sure the media will make him a saint.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

When I first heard of him, I just saw him as a nutty reality show guy, but I have heard some nice things since.

What seems odd to me is that, prior to his death, I never heard him spoken of in anything but laughing tones. Then, afterwards, what I heard bordered on the reverential. So, your comments about the media making him a saint may very well be true.

Still, I am curious. If he was a real contributer, I would like to know.

Would it not seem sad to have believed so poorly of somebody who really was out there trying to do good? (If that is in fact the case.)

9:29 PM  
Blogger L>T said...

I don't know. It's not like he was Jesus or anything.

I'm sure he made anough money to make up for any mocking he got.

i know i sound cynical but, I'm that way about television stars.

9:37 PM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

I guess, the truth is somewhere in between, he is neither a sinner nor a saint, just another guy doing his thing. Death has, as usual, brought eulogies in its wake.

PS: I have a question, which I'd be happy if you could put up for discussion:
Do powerful men/women look more handsome/beautiful? i.e. does having power add to one's attractiveness?
I put this comment to FTN's latest post on Rock star principles in marriage

PPS: Thanks for visiting my blog.

1:58 AM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

Well, I don't know for sure what to make of him, but I guess he was an alright bloke. No worse than me, anyway.

May he rest in peace.

10:04 PM  
Blogger daniela said...

HI,
If you get a chance, perhaps watch his memorial service. I watched it today and it answered this question for me, I mean your quesstion.

I was also wondering how peeps other than Australian saw the Australianness in that service.
??

Might make that my next blog comment.
We're a quiet but quirky lot, it seems.

Anyhoo. I think he was a striking individual and certainly a sucessful conservationist on the world arena, sure, but in Australia for sure.

When I watched the service, I thought "Australia, what a strange place."

...

hmmm, here brings rise to the issue of identity in most recent posts...anyhoo...I'm thinking out-loud again.

Have a great day.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

don't know enough about him to comment on his "signifigance" - but he seemed like a decnt enough guy...

6:52 AM  

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